Georgia Stolle-McAllister

Georgia Stolle-McAllister, MMO Research Fellow
researchfellow@mariamitchell.org

Background

Georgia is from Baltimore, Maryland and attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She graduated in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, a minor in Russian, and some experience in various areas of astrophysics research, including gravitational waves, optical observations, and radio astronomy. Georgia first joined the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) as an NSF-REU astronomy intern during the summer of 2019 when she worked with Dr. Phil Muirhead from Boston University to investigate an eclipsing binary star using observations from the MMA Loines Observatory and data from NASA’s space telescopes Kepler and TESS. She returned as the MMO Research Fellow in Fall 2020.

Involvement and Interests

While at Kenyon, Georgia worked as a physics and language tutor and volunteered regularly to help run fun science Saturday programs for middle school students. She also led a small team in the Radio and Optical Astronomy Research (ROAR) group on campus and is trained and certified to use the 100-meter Green Bank radio telescope for remote observations. In addition to physics and astronomy, Georgia enjoys learning languages and traveling. She spent a semester studying abroad in Irkutsk, Russia trying to stay warm and learn Russian, and she lived in Ecuador for several years growing up where she learned Spanish. In her free time Georgia can often be found outside hiking, climbing trees, or reading as many books as she can get her hands on.

MMO Research Fellow

Georgia returned to the Maria Mitchell Observatory in the Fall of 2020 as the second MMO Research Fellow, following Jay Chittidi in 2019. In this year-long position, Georgia will work with Dr. Regina Jorgenson and the Fast and Fortunate for FRB Follow-up (F4) collaboration to study the host galaxies of fast radio bursts (FRBs). In addition to her research, Georgia will be co-advising an NSF-REU intern in the summer of 2021.